Chelsea have completed the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported £71million, plus add ons fee.
Chelsea fans worldwide were delighted to see their new man done the famous Chelsea jersey on Friday after the club had been linked with the German starlet for over two months.
According to reports, Havertz left Germany’s training camp to fly to London on Friday to complete his medical to close out the Chelsea.
He reportedly put pen to paper on a five-year contract last week, and Chelsea has now made official the signing of the Germany international, who is regarded as one of the brightest stars out of Germany.
Just 21-year-old, Havertz fits the profile for head coach Frank Lampard’s project. While he is one of the dead least attacking midfielders across Europe, he possesses a certain swagger and coolness of an experienced attacking-midfielder.
Since breaking into the Bayer Leverkusen first team in 2016, Havertz has risen through the ranks to become one of Europe’s most sought-after attackers.
Surely, he would rain down the goals and assist for Chelsea, as his attacking mentality is second-to-none for a player his age.
Last season, the 21-year-old racked up 18 goals in all competitions at the Bay Arena, while also chipping in nine assists.
In the Bundesliga, he finished 6th-placed for dribbles attempt with 119 attempts, ninth for chances created with 59 goal-scoring chances created, and 10th on the highest goal scorers chart.
One would not expect these numbers to go unnoticed, and it did not. European heavyweights Bayern Munich and Real Madrid were keen on the midfielder’s signature.
However, a deal failed to materialize after Bayern were hoping to make an offer only next season while Real Madrid were reportedly uninterested in forking out the 90million fee slapped on him.
Lampard’s Chelsea Overhaul Continues
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard continues to transform his Chelsea side into serious title contenders, and he will be delighted to finally secure his top targets this summer.
Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech both moved to the Bridge prior to the opening of the transfer window, as Lampard bolstered his attacking options.
In defence, English left-back Ben Chilwell joined forces with Lampard last week while Champions League finalist, Thiago Silva, and OG Nice’s Malang Sarr also completed free transfers to the Bridge.
Havertz now joins up with his new teammates as Chelsea’s six move in the transfer market.
Chelsea are also on the lookout to replace out-of-favoured shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga as Frank Lampard builds his ideal Chelsea side.